Grateful Dead Live at Holleder Memorial Stadium on 1979-09-01
AUD>MC>DAT>CDR; via Paul B; Seeded to etree by Willy
Subject: My first show, I was hooked forever.
A very strange thing happens exactly 25 years later, Labor Day weekend 2004. Listen to the words to Saint of Circumstance. It seems to describe a hurricane, but when Bobby sings out "Sweet Katrina, Hotter Than Hell In The Summertime"..,. Mind Blown. It was hotter than hell too.
Subject: Good gracious Good Love
Subject: What a great sounding aud!
Subject: Still holds up
Whether sparks are flying or not, for the most part I tend to favor performances where the band is really communicating well, this Rochester show has that in spades- and if there's an example of Garcia's statement "When Phil's happening, the band is happening", this is one. Lesh plays great counterpoint off Garcia all over the place. , And something tells me he's playing the custom Alembic bass (dubbed the God father) for this show. Weir is strong, as is the percussion. Great half step. A fluid and exemplary version of Scarlet>Fire taking up a good piece of "side A", plus what has to be one of the coolest breaks into "Wharf Rat" set this show apart. Nothing sounds off or forced here. Only downside is the performance shortening venue curfew, the still on training ground sailor>saint, and the set list commonality of the early Brent period. But don't let that keep you from digging into 9/1/79. This one has some fine music to hear.
Subject: a brand new CM upgrade coming soon
Subject: Wow! I've been looking for this show for years.
Subject: Great Show. Check out Scarlet>Fire
It was my 19th birthday and I was glad to be in Rochester after the previous night. This was the only east coast outdoors show of the year, and the crowd was ready. Unfortunately, while the Greg Kihn Band was ok, ( Pretty much Straight Up Rock & Roll), the Good Rats sucked and when they started throwing rubber rats into the crowd things got ugly with Dead Heads throwing trash back at them.
With the cops on top of surrounding buildings spying on the crowd and someone falling off the stands into the prking lot and breaking their back, this show had a real Fear And Loathing atmosphere.
The Dead did not disappoint this day, a rather short 2nd set due to the sundown curfew, but some great playing. First set is solid with great 1/2 step->>Franklin's and FOTD. Second set is stellar!!
The Scarlet->>Fire is long (31 Min) And unique. The Scarlet is slower than usual and very well played. Phil teases the Fire intro and Jerry vetoes it and we're treated to a nice 3 1/2 jam that features Jerry's "wah wah" Fire sound. It's not quite Fire yet and it isn't really Scarlet either, but you know there's fire on the way, this is very sweet, and is different from any other version I have heard. Phil is very prevalent throughout the set and drives the jam. The Fire is funky and long, and the jam transitions nicely into drums. Jerry's final solo is just perfect.
The space jam is great and the transition to one of the great Wharf Rats is flawless and powerful, as opposed to the slow mellow start that the song usually recieved.The end of the set , while very standard ( Miracle/Bertha/Good Love) Is well played with a lot of enthusiasm.
Maybe this version has been upgraded but I found the sound on this aud to be excellent, and I can hear Phil and the drums just fine.
Subject: what a night
Subject: Toss the SBD
Subject: Yes, it is magic.
A sbd/aud matrix of this show would be awwweeesome!!!! :)
Subject: love this...
Subject: Genesee Country
The night before in the parking lot I was haunted by the most beautiful hallucination of a girl. If I was an artist I'd be able to draw her. The look on my face when it happened really freaked my friends out more than me.
My lasting indellible, through the fog, memory of this show will always be the Wharf Rat. Little did I know that in a number of years that song would take a whole new meaning in life. Me and August West been good buds for 15 years now.
Subject: great sound
Subject: when AUD is better than SBD
Whoever mastered this show is a hero. Thank you.
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